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Is the scabies rash contagious?

ScabiesQ: Is the scabies rash contagious?

The rash itself is not contagious, but the mites that cause scabies can be transferred from person to person. Passing scabies to another person requires skin-to-skin contact. There have been authentic cases of scabies being transferred through handshakes, but it typically takes longer, closer personal contact to transfer scabies. People living in crowded conditions and shelters during times of poverty are most at risk.

Treating An Itchy Rash or Skin with Hydrocortisone

Question: Is it bad to treat itchy skin with hydrocortisone, because it merely treats the itch (if even that) and not the underlying cause?

Why Isn’t Mohs Surgery Popular for Malignant Melanoma?

melanomaQuestion: I’ve heard so much about the high cure rates for Mohs surgery in treating nonmelanoma skin cancers. Why isn’t Mohs surgery popular for malignant melanoma?

Treating Dry, Itchy Skin

Amild rash due to itching caused by dry skin.Can you prevent dry skin by using chemical-free skin care products? I worry about a buildup of chemicals on my skin causing acne, dry skin, or skin cancer.

How can I prevent ringworm?

How can I prevent ringworm?

Is ringworm contagious?

Is ringworm contagious?

Where on the body is the most common place to get ringworm?

RingwormWhere on the body is the most common place to get ringworm?

What will my doctor prescribe for psoriasis?

What will my doctor prescribe for psoriasis?

How can I get rid of the scaly skin and rash from psoriasis?

How can I get rid of the scaly skin and rash from psoriasis?

How can I tell if my rash is psoriasis?

How can I tell if my rash is psoriasis?

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